Cristy Burne grew up climbing trees, jumping drains, chasing cows and inventing stories. She has a passion for learning through doing and loves to inspire creativity, daring and resilience in her readers. Cristy is a children’s author and science writer with degrees in biotechnology and science communication. She has also worked as a science circus performer, garbage analyst, Santa’s pixie, and atom-smashing reporter.
Cristy Burne’s children’s fiction book, Off the Track, has been shortlisted for the 2022 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award (WAYRBA). Her book is shortlisted in the Younger Readers’ category, as voted by young readers from across Western Australia.